By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Lynn Lammers
September 21 – October 22, 2017
A Michigan Premiere!

Made possible in part through the generous sponsorship of Plante Moran


Angela Dawe, Alysia Kolascz, Melissa Mercieca

The Production

Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison – what else would you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In this hilarious, raucous, all-female “power-play,” contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator’s aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Here’s lookin’ at you, America! (Contains Adult Content.)

Scenic Designer: Elsbeth Williams
Lighting Designer: Brian Scruggs
Costume Designer: Holly Iler
Sound Designer: Quintessa Gallinat
Props Designer: Michelle Raymond
Stage Manager: Stefanie Din
Asst. to SM: Monica Tanner, Rebecca MacCreery

Performance Schedule


Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM
Saturdays at 3PM (beginning Saturday, September 30)
Sundays at 2PM
Military Matinee: Saturday, September 30 @ 3pm
Conversation Sunday: October 15, 2017

Ticket Prices


Pay-What-You-Can ~ Thursday, September 21
Preview Performances ~ Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24: $19
Opening Night ~ Friday, September 29 @ 8pm: $32
Beginning Thursday, September 28:
Thursday evenings ~ $27
Friday and Saturday evenings ~ $32
Saturday and Sunday matinees ~ $29
Student tickets (with valid ID) ~ $10
Senior discount (65 and older) ~ $2 off regular ticket price
Military discount ~ $2 off regular ticket price
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 5, 2017

In The Press

REVIEW: “Williamston Turns Politics Into Laugh-Fest with The Taming
– EncoreMichigan.comPREVIEW/REVIEW: “Williamston Theatre Opening Night of The Taming

REVIEW: “Williamston’s The Taming Pokes Fun At Politics” – Lansing State Journal